• 19 Beautiful Places To Visit in Turkey in 2023

    After more than 10 trips to Turkey I put together this list of the most amazing places to visit. Expect quaint mountain villages, the food capital, spectacular landscapes, beautiful mosques, ancient Greek ruins, beach destinations and the unmistakably Turkey tourist destinations: Cappadocia and Pamukkale. Read about all my tips including where to stay and what to do around.

  • 25 Best Things To Do In Bursa, Turkey in 2023

    Fortunately I was able to visit Bursa a couple times and I always try to included it in my itinerary for my Turkey trip. It is easy to travel to Bursa as it is not far from Istanbul and a little 2 hour road trip will already get you there. In total I made 4 trips to Bursa already over the last years and that is how I got to know everything about the best things to do in Bursa. In this blog you will find specific travel tips for Bursa, the best tourists attractions and some cool ideas for your next trip to Bursa.

  • 3 unique things to do in Istanbul

    With so many cool things to do in Istanbul it is hard to choose how to spend your days in this amazing city. Of course I want you to check out the Old City and see the magnificent Blue Mosque, get lost in the bustling streets, and go shopping in the Grand Bazaar. Or what about Taksim or the Galata Tower and then you have not even been to the Asian side. There are so many Istanbul tourist attractions, but those you will all find in your guidebook. Let me tell you 3 unique things to do in Istanbul.

  • 8 Things To Do In Sirince, Turkey | Quaint Village Near Ephesus

    Looking for a place to get away from the tourist trail in Turkey? Sirince, the laid-back mountain village near Ephesus the Ancient Greek city is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Turkey for that. Welcome to the village where life only seem to move at a slow pace.

  • Buying a Sim Card at Istanbul Airport in 2023

    Planning a trip to Turkey and flying to Istanbul Airport? Get yourself a local prepaid sim card on arrival to avoid high roaming charges or may be easier for you an e-sim card for Turkey. This is a complete guide for buying a prepaid sim card for Turkey on arrival at Istanbul IST Airport. Find out where to buy a sim card, up to date prices as per March 2023, best 4G/5G network in Turkey, opening hours, my recommendation, a vlog about my experiences and even info about international and e-sim cards for Turkey.

  • Buying a Sim Card at Istanbul SAW Airport in 2022

    Flying to Turkey soon and sure you are arriving on the Asian side at SAW Airport? If yes, then this is your complete guide for buying a Turkey sim card on arrival at Istanbul SAW Airport. With up to date prices as per July 2022, where to buy a sim card, the best 4G/5G network in Turkey, information about international and e-sim cards for Turkey and many more tips.

    When you didn't get a chance to buy a sim card at Istanbul SAW airport article then check out my article about buying a sim card in Turkey in 2022. I can also already tell you that sim cards in Istanbul city center are much cheaper!

  • Buying a Sim Card for Turkey in 2023

    Traveling to Turkey soon? Don't waste money on high roaming costs or slow overseas data roaming bundles. Getting a local prepaid sim card in Turkey or an e-sim card for Turkey is easy. This is a complete guide about the best ways to stay connected when traveling to Turkey. Find out where to buy a sim card, best 4G/5G network in Turkey in 2023, up to date prices as per March 2023, info about international and e-sim cards for Turkey, my recommendation and even a vlog about my experiences buying a sim card in Turkey.

  • Day Trips From Istanbul | The Edirne Mosque

    If you have done all the Istanbul sightseeing and still have some spare days in your agenda then you should consider taking one of the day trips from Istanbul to Edirne and pay a visit to the impressive Edirne Mosque called Selimiye. Nowadays a sleepy little town full of history, but once the capital of the Ottoman Empire, Edirne, Turkey lies only a few kilometers from the Bulgarian and the Greek border. I admit it was pretty tempting to make a little detour and cross into these two countries, as I had never been to any of them. But as we were toured around by the Turkish Tourism Board it would have been a little inappropriate to leave the country. ;) Surely some day I will end up there again!

  • Going to the Dentist in Istanbul | Health Tourism

    Seems like a boring blog title right? What is so interesting about Traveltomtom going to the dentist in Istanbul? There are so many cool things to do in Istanbul, why would you go to the dentist? Well, the story is a little more interesting than the blog title may suggest. Read how I ended up choosing for a dentist treatment abroad.

  • How To Get To Buyuk Valide Han Istanbul

    Looking for some cool adventure in Istanbul? I found out where to go to enjoy an amazing sunset over Istanbul. A place that you for sure wont find in your guidebook. Somewhere on the rooftops of an old deserted shopping mall you will find one of the best views over the city.

  • My First Travel Blogger Event: World Tourism Forum Istanbul

    Just like a lot of travel bloggers I get the most crazy emails and request from random people and businesses from around the world suggesting that I am going to spend time and money in growing their new business or helping them becoming a successful travel blogger. Sorry but that is not the way it works, so I cant help you grow your Instagram account nor am I going to find you costumers for your travel agencies or will I promote your new app for free.

  • My First Year As A Travel Blogger | My 2017 Trips In Numbers

    Curious how many miles I traveled? How many countries I have been? And how my 2017 flight schedule looked like? In this blog I am recapping all my trips of 2017 and I collected some cool statistics about my travels. Plus some insight in my travel plans for 2018.

  • Ultimate Turkey Itinerary for 14 Days for First Timers

    After visiting Turkey more than 15 times over the last couple years last time I decided to go wild on my Turkey trip and travel to off the beaten path places on top of the standard top sights in Turkey. This way I created the ultimate road trip itinerary. With this 2 week itinerary for Turkey you can easily plan your trip yourself.

    Trust me, traveling to Turkey does not need to be done in a group trip or with a tour operator. Let me convince you that you can do this on your own and no doubt you are going to have the time of your life.

  • Welcome to Istanbul

    After a long an unexpected epic weekend in Cologne I finally made my way to Istanbul. Finally, cause it was not really my plan to stay in Germany that long. I left home Friday morning and said goodbye to mom and dad and ended up in Cologne. It was the weekend of El Clasico and since I am a huge Barca aficionado it was a weekend to remember.

  • What It's Like To Travel to Turkey During COVID

    Everyone is constantly saying they are stuck because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone's trips get cancelled, yet I am still traveling. So what is my secret? Why am I able to still travel the world during the Corona pandemic? The answer is simple...